Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Anti-gay lawmaker goes on tirade featuring bowel movements, colostomy bags, and anal sex

Remember South Dakota legislator and pastor Steve Hickey who recently wrote a long letter to the editor about anal sex in response to a lesbian couple challenging his state's anti-marriage equality law?

Well he is back and his comments during a Monday video chat with the Arcus Leader newspaper defies all description and decency.  According to Talking Points Memo, Hickey defended his original letter by talking about bowel movements in response to criticism he received from a local doctor,  Kevin Weiland:
"And here's what I'd like to ask Dr. Weiland. Do you tell your patients to wash their hands before they eat? Why? Because you touch a doorknob and you don't want to get it inside your body. I hesitate to get crude again, but Dr. Weiland, is it OK for, you know, eight of your friends that you're in love with to take a dump in your bed and then you can sleep in it all year long?"

And it gets worse (or better for those who have a fiendish sense of humor). David Badash of The New Civil Rights Movement watched the entire interview. According to him:

Hickey also claims that doctors tell him gay men “have higher rates of colostomy bags” and “a 20-year less lifespan.” Hickey claims an article in the Journal of Sex Research says “the mean number of sex partners for homosexual males is 251.” Hickey goes on to claim that he has a report that “talks about the dangers of both lesbian and male sex.”

That comment about gay men having a higher rates of colostomy bags is just unreal, particularly because it contradicts an earlier claim he made in his original letter that doctors are supposedly "discouraged from telling the truth" about anal sex." And those who read this blog know that the claim of gays having a 20-year less lifespan come from either two sources - the discredited research of Paul Cameron or a cherry-picked 1997 study. The authors of the latter study complained in 2001 about how their work was being distorted. Regarding the article in the Journal of Sex Research, Badash said The New Civil Rights Movement asked the Journal of Sex Research about its veracity and has not received an answer at press time.

'NOM's $20,000 House Negro accuse lgbts of 'murdering' America' & other Tuesday midday news briefs

William Owens
NOM's ally, March For Marriage co-sponsor: Gay people are *this close* to murdering America - According to Jeremy Hooper - "The Coalition of African-American Pastors is a National Organization For Marriage affiliate, it's a co-sponsor of NOM's upcoming March for Marriage, and its leader, Willie Owens, is one of NOM's religious liaisons." Of course that omits the fact that Owens and CAAP is an astroturfed front group still seeking to divide lgbts and African-Americans on the subject of marriage equality, Owens's participation in the original Civil Rights Movement is highly questionable, and last but not least, Owens is bought-and-paid for by NOM to the tune of $20,000 plus. Who knew House Negroes were so expensive?

Ronan Farrow Calls Out Right-Wing “Scare Tactics” About Trans-Inclusive Bathrooms - About time someone else did. Now we need more folks doing the same. A lot more folks.  

How Straight Promiscuity Now Explains Why Same-Sex Couples Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Marry - I should get angry at this, but audacity of the argument makes me want to pull up a chair, fire up a cigar and grab a glass of wine while I read it.  

Beverly Hills Hotel Boycotted Over Brunei's Sharia Penal Code - More power to them cause we lgbts are too pretty to be stoned to death. 

Gordon Klingenschmitt Says Supporting ENDA Is 'Blasphemy' And 'Full Perversion' - Don't you just love anti-gay spokespeople who are more full of outrage than actual knowledge of our system of government. Dear Klingenschmitt, the filibuster doesn't exist in the House of Representatives.